Breakfast Burrito

Them’s fightin’ words, there! :smile:

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I agree, most of the hyped burritos are way overstuffed with too many ingredients including the potato filler

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When I want something crunchy, I get nachos or a hardshell taco. Not a breakfast burrito.

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I know I am in the minority, as most of the hyped burritos are the huge overstuffed kind with tater tots :nauseated_face:

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I have loved bbs with tots and bbs with beans and bbs of all shapes and sizes. I’m open to any interpretation, as long as they aren’t loaded with aioli or nacho cheese or that kind of gloopy/creamy nonsense.

Maybe this is controversial but I also don’t want much meat in my bb, a proportional layer of bacon or chorizo is great but the carnitas/birria/pork belly/etc-intensive ones often make me feel awful for the rest of the day (assuming I’m eating it at breakfast).

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As I imagine with many, many dishes out there, there will be varying levels of purism and passion…

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Is there a breakfast burrito purism though?

I mean who created the first and what is considered the original breakfast burrito?

Good point. I guess the better word here would be preferences.

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My vote is the roach coach

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Just a preference :beans:

When I was a child, my mom would make us small, simple breakfast burritos with egg, beans, and bacon. So those are the first BBs for me :slightly_smiling_face:

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Moms food is always the best food!

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i think tia sophia’s in santa fe, nm, lays claim to putting a breakfast burrito on the menu before anyone else.

if you visit santa fe, there is certainly a good-natured purism to breakfast burritos, with lines being drawn foremost between the smothered and the not-smothered.

for me, a smothered breakfast burrito with eggs, cheese, bacon, and potatoes is the platonic ideal of a breakfast burrito.

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Appreciate this bit of history I’ll google it!

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My mom would make something similar, but ironically with chorizo and potato. :rofl: She always packed them up for trips to Disneyland. To me it was part of happy memories.

So it all honestly would depends on what your Mexican mom liked herself. My mom preferred chorizo over bacon. Potato over cold eggs. Always a tiny smear of refried beans.

So for my breakfast burrito… I do like beans… but only for chorizo burritos. For more of the cheesy styles that are popular, no beans as it can distract. I will don’t like bacon in mine and prefer sausage if offered. I like Tots. Although that is never the selling point for me. I would rather have an awesome cooked egg mix over tots.

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this, exactly! good-natured purism is what a breakfast burrito needs. Prioritize the quality of the flour tortilla, keep ingredients sparse, should be able to be eaten with one hand while driving out to fix some fence.

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Choripapas, yum! Sometimes we would get chorizo (longaniza, specifically) and egg breakfast burritos, with beans of course :slight_smile:

YUM New Mexican food can be a whole other topic! My dad’s side is from Albuquerque area and we would often have NM green chile and eggs when visiting my other grandma. I wish we had NM places in LA!

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I think every bite of everything should have a balance of flavor and texture.

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Nick Zampino, the proprietor of Nick’s Deli in Seal Beach, claims his family invented the breakfast burrito at their restaurant Mi Rancho in the 40’s.

Sometimes soft can be balanced with softer.

One of the more interesting breakfast burritos I’ve had was at Mi Ranchito Veracruz in North Hollywood. The base is scrambled egg and mashed potatoes, some beans and cheese. They let me customize one with birria de res, so the texture was chewy-soft on top of soft-soft. This was already good, bonus was some juiciness from pouring broth into the bite. (no dipping option in car)

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